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Fried motherboard

by toggy9 / November 24, 2008 4:52 PM PST

I have just fried my motherboard so I need to purchase another. I wish to use most of my existing components. My case is a Thermaltake Super Tower VG4000SWA with a top fan. I have two Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX graphics cards in SLI mode, a Creative soundblaster X-Fi sound card, 8 Gb G skill DDR2 ram,a CD rom drive, DVD drive and of course a floppy drive.I prefer air cooling for the CPU and have a large fan cooled CPU cooler. I wish to purchase a motherboard, Intel P4 processor, PSU and a new hard drive.I shall be using the rig for high end gaming and video rendering. Can you please advise on which components I should buy.Budget is fairly large.

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Beware as...
by Willy / November 24, 2008 11:02 PM PST
In reply to: Fried motherboard

You need to verify "HOW YOU FRIED THE MTRBD." as that may come to haunt the new rebuild and possibility fry the new mtrbd.. In other words, don't trust anything until proven good otherwise. Secondary problems crop-up or fail sooner rather than later in whatever fried the mtrbd.. So, beware of this possibility.

As for a new mtrbd. buy whatever fits or is similar to your old mtrbd. or step-up abit if possible to newer offerings. Here's you chance to get into a dual-core or multi-core cpu beyond a typical P4/single core, if that waht you're old mtrbd. supported.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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Fried mtbrd
by toggy9 / November 25, 2008 2:49 PM PST
In reply to: Beware as...

Thanks Willy.I tried to fit water cooling to the CPU but on power up the pump failed to start pumping and the CPU got very hot. The system power supply then shut down. After stripping the computer the motherboard was seen to be burnt on the underside. I will check the area and try to see if that was the cause.

Thanks again

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